• 17:45 John Dufosee Memorial Open Hunters' Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 59.05s
  • Off time: 17:45:17
17:45 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coombe Hill 9/2
2nd How's My Friend 16/1
3rd Iron Chancellor (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-12118 Yellow, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Shy John 19
Course and Distance Winner
8 12-6 P W Mason Mr P Mason (7) 121 10/111.91
2 4P3341 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Coombe Hill 31
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 12-2 Mrs C Fear Mr D Edwards (3) 115 9/25.50
3 12/6-553 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE armlets, striped cap Captain Marlon (IRE) 224
13 11-12 Mrs C Hitch Jamie Bargary (7) 85 66/167.00
4 0334U3 Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap How's My Friend 18
9 11-12 J G Cann Miss A Bush (7) 108 16/117.00
5 59-1153 Yellow, Red epaulets, Red and Yellow striped sleeves, Red cap Iron Chancellor (IRE) 24
9 11-12 Mrs Sue Popham Mr M Legg (5) 110 4/15.00
6 415234 Lilac, Primrose striped sleeves and spots on cap Latest Trend (IRE) 18
8 11-12 S Penny Bridget Andrews (5) 98 16/117.00
7 4/12-P77 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Marufo (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
12 11-12 pt Tracey Bailey Mr Dominic Sutton (7) 108 12/113.00
8 53/75-3U Grey, royal blue chevrons, grey sleeves, royal blue cap Meilyr 13
11 11-12 Mrs C Lawrence Mr M Woodward (7) 33/134.00
9 3PP954 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue stars Special Occasion 10
Course Winner
10 11-12 p Miss S L Gould Miss L Gould (7) 88 50/151.00


SHY JOHN ran a fine race at the Cheltenham Festival, only weakening on the run to the last having chased the leaders throughout. He has to give weight away all round here but should get back on track if exertions haven't taken their toll. Last year's winner Combe Hill keeps putting off retirement and arrives off the back of a victory between the flags while Iron Chancellor will be staying on when others have cried enough. How's My Friend finished ahead of Latest Trend when third in a New Forest point-to-point last time but that form wouldn't normally be good enough for a race like this.